Friday, December 17, 2010

Take a Bough


Christmastime is upon us, and with a mere 7 days left, many of us are hustling around trying to finish up last minute gift shopping, attend parties, and finish up last-minute holiday decorating. Today's nail design was inspired by the cold winter days spent as a kid with my family picking out the 'perfect' tree. You know, the one that wasn't too tall or too short, too skinny or fat, and heaven forbid it be lopsided! Years have passed and my parents have since switched to artificial, and I've switched to none, unless you count the 2 foot tall one that resides on my desk at work. However, I'll always have fond memories of tree hunting, whether it was at the store or a Christmas tree farm, so this design makes me feel fuzzy on the inside. ;) Hope it evokes fond memories of Christmases past for you too!


I used FingerPaints Winter Wishes from the FingerPaints Winter Dreams collection as a base, LOVE this color- super sparkly champagne color that would also be perfection for New Years! For the tree boughs, I used American Apparel Raccoon for the branch and base for the cones, then Zoya Dea to highlight the cones. For the needles, I started with OPI Here Today, Aragon tomorrow, then used Zoya Envy, then Zoya Shawn, then BB Couture Poison Ivy, then Zoya Envy again to separate some of the needles. Everything was random, but I layered the colors like I did to add depth. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Needle little Christmas?

16 comments:

  1. One of my favorites yet I think. Its so simple, yet detailed and beautiful and different!
    How do you do this!?

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  2. This is really cute!
    My parents haven't gotten a real tree.. ever. But I have really fond memories of them letting us decorate the tree at a very young age. Picture garland hanging off the tree and ornaments only on one side. :)

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  3. What great art! I like your play on words. ;) Girl after my own heart. :D

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  4. Ohhhhhh how pretty! And it looks so realistic :) Very festive!

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  5. love the base color

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  6. Loving this design, the base coat is very festive!

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  7. your site is my new addiction, my nail art is amateur compared you yours. Please keep posting I love it, and how do you keep your nails so nice?

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  8. Great minds think alike: I bought Winter Dreams for my NYE manicure.

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  9. great mani! i love winter wishes :)

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  10. I looove this. The base color is beautiful, one of my favorites! :)

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  11. I love this design!!! You are so talented!

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